Viewpoints

Jacksonville's sluggish retail sales are down 8% year-to-date
Cherokee County appears to be in an economic downturn. According to a report issued by the State Comptroller's office, every city in Cherokee...


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Rail authority's proposed loan to AHR isn't legal
The Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA) is planning to loan $500,000 to American Heritage Railway in accordance with their contract to own the Texas State Railroad which...
An abandoned dog met an untimely death recently on U.S. Highway 84 Little dog didn't deserve to die this way
What is this world coming to when people just dump animals on the side of the road? I live on U.S. Highway 84 , and we have had many stray dogs...


Alto is 'taking the next step' with motto, bond proposal
The start of the 2007-08 school year at Alto ISD has been great. Our staff and students impress me more and more each day with their dedication, commitment to improvement,...
Proposition 4 is difficult to understand
It will be very difficult for a voter to understand Proposition 4 on the state amendment ballot without some research. The wording on the ballot for Proposition 4 is "The...
Politicians need to stop being 'correct' and solve problems
Do you get the feeling after watching the news about crime that our towns and cities are out of control? It is depressing and makes me wonder what the future is going to...
Living memories are slipping away
Living memories are slipping through our fingers. I think of that when I stand at my father's grave in Lone Dove Cemetery. He was a WWII veteran, and we lose more of those...
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Alto school campus is inadequate and should be replaced
As a 1961 graduate and longtime resident of Alto, I want to express my views in support of the upcoming AISD bond election to build a new elementary school. I have deep...
Jacksonville ISD bond proposal: Here we go again
I ran for the school board this year because I, like a lot of people in Jacksonville did not like some of the decisions made by our current board. Let's see, they paid...
JOHN D. PARKER State parks' future are at stake
On November 6, Pineywoods voters will consider Proposition 4, one of 16 proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot. For East...


Alto should provide students with best possible school
For a number of years now, the Alto Independent School District's elementary campus has been far less than what our young students deserve. Our board of trustees and...
4B status for Rusk will help economy
The Rusk city council approved a resolution that will allow citizens to decide whether or not to replace our current 4A sales tax with a 4B tax. Both taxes are a frac12;...
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